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Dip cleaning revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ccsniper, Mar 13, 2012.

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  1. ccsniper

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    I have a High Standard Sentinel that I need to clean. I am afraid to take the thing apart and was wondering if anyone has ever dip cleaned a pistol and what to use to do it?
     
  2. rcmodel

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    Buy a can of Gun Scrubber or WD-40 and use the little plastic tube to hose it out while working the action.
    When you get done, blow it out with compressed air and relube with Rem-Oil.

    It will get more gunk out then dipping it if you can't get inside to scrub around with a brush.

    PS: Be sure & take the plastic grips off first.
    I think they might be styrene and not solvent safe with Gun Scrubber.
    WD-40 won't hurt anything that I know of though.

    rc
     
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    Google for a cheap to make dunking volume cleaner called Ed's Red. It's near perfect for the idea of dunk or flush cleaning since it's not an aerosol and it's cheap to make the sort of volume you'll want and even the used product is re-useable for quite a while. A small plastic squirt bottle is good for sucking it up out of the jar or other container and squirting into the action.

    Wear disposable nitrile, not latex, gloves while doing so and work outdoors. Flush then work the action to work the mix into and out of the contact points fully. Repeat flushing and working the parts that move until it's cleaned to your satisfaction. It does the job nicely and when drained out and dried it leaves a light film of the oil behind for both corrosion protection as well as light duty lubrication. You'll still want to put some good gun oil on the more important spots but the ATF will do nicey for most of the lighter duty lubrication duties.
     
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    You are wise not to attempt taking them apart, they use pins exclusively and you need that all important 3rd hand to get em back together again....:)

    BC's advice is spot on and Reds recipes abound on the Internet. Good luck with the Sentinel, I've shot many a box through them.
     
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    Another one for Ed's Red.
     
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